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Can I Receive Compensation for My Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries are life-altering events that can lead to significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Understanding your rights and the potential for compensation is crucial if you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence. In this blog, we’ll explore the possibilities for receiving compensation, the types of damages you can claim, and how Behzadi Law can help you navigate this complex process.


Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries


Spinal cord injuries (SCI) involve damage to the spinal cord that results in loss of function, such as mobility or sensation. These injuries can be caused by various incidents, including car accidents, falls, sports injuries, and acts of violence. The severity of an SCI can vary, ranging from temporary to permanent damage, and can significantly impact a person’s quality of life.


Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries


  1. Motor Vehicle Accidents: Car, motorcycle, and truck accidents are among the leading causes of spinal cord injuries. The impact during a collision can cause severe trauma to the spine.
  2. Falls: Slip and fall accidents, particularly from significant heights, can result in serious spinal injuries. Elderly individuals are especially at risk.
  3. Sports Injuries: High-impact sports like football, diving, and gymnastics carry a higher risk of spinal cord injuries.
  4. Violence: Incidents such as gunshot wounds or physical assaults can lead to spinal trauma.


Types of Compensation Available for Spinal Cord Injuries


If you have sustained a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to various types of compensation. The aim is to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs. Here are the primary types of compensation you can pursue:


Medical Expenses


Spinal cord injuries often require extensive medical treatment, including surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing care. Compensation can cover:


  • Hospital bills
  • Surgical costs
  • Medication and medical devices
  • Physical therapy
  • Long-term care expenses


Lost Wages and Loss of Earning Capacity


An SCI can prevent you from working temporarily or permanently. Compensation can help recover lost wages and future earning potential. This includes:

  • Current lost income due to the injury
  • Loss of future earnings if you cannot return to work
  • Vocational training if you need to switch careers


Pain and Suffering


Beyond the physical impact, spinal cord injuries can cause significant emotional and psychological distress. Compensation for pain and suffering addresses:


  • Physical pain and discomfort
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Psychological counseling costs


Home Modifications and Assistive Devices


Living with a spinal cord injury often necessitates changes to your living environment and the use of assistive devices. Compensation can cover:


  • Home modifications (e.g., wheelchair ramps, widened doorways)
  • Adaptive equipment (e.g., wheelchairs, specialized beds)
  • Vehicle modifications


Punitive Damages


In cases where the injury resulted from particularly reckless or malicious behavior, punitive damages might be awarded. These are meant to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar actions in the future.


Proving Liability in Spinal Cord Injury Cases


To receive compensation, it’s essential to prove that another party’s negligence caused your injury. This involves establishing four key elements:


  • Duty of Care: Demonstrating that the defendant owed you a duty of care.
  • Breach of Duty: Showing that the defendant breached this duty through their actions or inaction.
  • Causation: Proving that the breach directly caused your spinal cord injury.
  • Damages: Providing evidence of the damages you’ve suffered as a result.



How Behzadi Law Can Help


Navigating a spinal cord injury claim can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with medical treatments and recovery. At Behzadi Law, we understand the complexities of these cases and are dedicated to securing the compensation you deserve. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will:


  • Investigate the circumstances of your injury
  • Gather and present crucial evidence
  • Work with medical experts to validate your claims
  • Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Advocate for your rights in court if necessary


Why Choose Behzadi Law?


Choosing the right legal team can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. At Behzadi Law, we offer:


  • Personalized Attention: We treat each client with the utmost care and respect, tailoring our approach to your unique situation.
  • Proven Track Record: Our success in handling spinal cord injury cases speaks for itself.
  • No Upfront Fees: We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay unless we win your case.


Take Action Today


If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, don’t wait to seek legal assistance. Contact Behzadi Law today at (702) 643-4878 for a free consultation. Let us help you secure the compensation you need to rebuild your life.


Suffering a spinal cord injury is a life-changing experience, but you don’t have to face it alone. Understanding your rights and the potential for compensation is the first step toward recovery. Trust Behzadi Law to guide you through this challenging time and fight for the justice you deserve.